Steelers re-sign DE Brett Keisel

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PITTSBURGH —

Da Beard is on his way back to `Da Burgh.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that defensive end Brett Keisel was re-signed with a two-year contract.

Re-signing Keisel will bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason.

Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday "I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the @steelers. Time to get to work!!"

To make room on the roster for Keisel, the Steelers released defensive tackle Al Lapuaho.

The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 12 games in 2013. Pittsburgh drafted Stephon Tuitt in the second round and signed Cam Thomas as a free agent.

While Tuitt has been solid during preseason, Thomas has yet to make an impact.